Hillary Chybinski: Take a Holiday from Headaches {sponsored} #giveaway

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Take a Holiday from Headaches {sponsored} #giveaway

I am an Excedrin® Extra Strength Brand Ambassador and I have been compensated for my time, however, all opinions and experiences are my very own.

It's that time of year again . . .black cats and witch's hats are in our rear view mirror and ahead of us is a sea of turkeys, wrapping paper, candles, elves and more.  That's right, it's the Holiday Season, and while that brings much joy to many people, it can also bring on headaches or migraines.

That's why the makers of Excedrin® Extra Strength are inviting you to "Take a Holiday from Headaches" by following these simple steps from Dr. Keri Peterson, MD:
  • Stick to your regular routine. Eating, sleeping and exercising as you do the rest of the year can help reduce the chances of getting a headache. (1)
  • Manage your time and plan ahead. Coordinate plans and responsibilities in advance with relatives and friends, compose set menus when hosting a party and try to purchase gifts early so you're not rushing at the last minute. (1)
  • Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume is you are sensitive to smells. (2)
  • Eat and drink in moderation. Eat, drink and be merry, but try not to consume sweets or alcoholic beverages in excess, as they could trigger headaches. (2)
Traveling this holiday season? Be sure to carry Excedrin® Extra Strength with you when you're on the go for fast relief should a headache or migraine strike. This is something I often forget to do, and then have to run to Walgreens or Target to pick some up.

With all the holiday stress, the makers of Excedrin® are hoping to help alleviate some! Visit Facebook.com/Excedrin between now and January 1st, 2014 to enter the "Take a Holiday from Headaches" sweepsteaks, where you'll be eligible for a chance to win daily prizes including gift cards to popular retailers and one lucky grand prize of $25,000 to help with shopping, travel and other holiday expenses - all of which can give anyone a headache. (See official rules: http://on.fb.me/1b2G7OB)

A Chance to Win - Just for my scraps Readers!

How would you like an extra $100 right about now? Well one lucky reader that leaves a comment below telling me what your biggest holiday headache is, has the chance to win a $100 American Express Gift Card from Excedrin®. Who couldn't use an extra $100 this time of the year right?

fine print - Giveaway open to Continental US Residents only. Be sure to include a valid email address so I can contact you. Comments close on December 13thh at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. Winner will be selected using random.org from all valid entries. Winner must reply within 48 hours of notification or another winner will be selected using the same methods. 

Good luck! 

catch  you soon - 

(1) - Cleveland Clinic
(2) - Headaches.org

disclosure -  I am an Excedrin® Extra Strength Brand Ambassador and I have been compensated for my time. Excedrin is providing the prize to the winner. As always, all opinions and experiences are my very own.


  1. Cooking and cleaning for everyone is a big headache during the holidays. Everyone seems to be relaxing but I'm running all over the place.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. Store crowds and traffic cause headache to me.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  3. My biggest headache is managing schedules right now!

  4. my biggest holiday headache is cooking for the family, lots of picky eaters :)
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  5. My biggest headache is wrapping. There is never enough time!

  6. sadly buying the right gift is stressful for me
    thanks for the giveaway

  7. My holiday headache is finding the perfect gift for my mom. She and I have very similar tastes, but she has everything...and a gift card seems so impersonal.

  8. My biggest headache is fitting everything in. From gift purchases, to planning, decorating, family, work, house… This season is always so full and non stop GO GO GO :)

  9. My headache is I am sewing around the clock for work and I miss the joy of the holidays. I love to cook and miss the celebration

  10. My biggest holiday headache is not only buying all the gifts, but then I have to wrap them all! It's fun, but I always end up staying up too late on Christmas eve.

  11. Keeping the cats from destroying the tree and decorations is a HUGE headache, I have to buy a new tree this year because they wrecked our old one. Also, having enough money to do everything I want. I know I really don't "need" it all, but I grew up with carnival christmas and sometimes I get sad I can't do the same for my son littlesillysally at gmail.com

  12. I'm in the cat headache boat, too - I can't leave my presents under the tree or the cats will play and scratch at them, and the rabbit will EAT them!


  13. my biggest holiday headache is all the last minute shopping I do!

    groogruxking40 at gmail dot com

  14. It's the clean-up. I tell ya' I would do so much more if I wasn't left with so many dishes and so much chaos.
    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. My biggest holiday headache is trying to get guest rooms ready and food bought and prepared for out of town guests.

  16. Usually my biggest holiday headache is the arrival of family, but once they are there and we start talking about old times, I am glad they are there. When they leave and we have to clean up is when the real headache begins.


  17. My biggest holiday headache is packing for the trips


  18. I think my biggest holiday headache is telling my daughter she can't have every toy she sees advertised on TV.

  19. My biggest headache is narrowing down my list of goodies I want to make.

  20. The snow is my biggest headache during the holidays, and not just because it can make getting around challenging. I'm prone to weather fluctuation migraines. Just give me a stretch of cold crisp air with no snow in the forecast! :) pickleberries at hotmail.com

  21. My biggest is preparing dinner for 30 people who come over every year;.